Newport News Estate Planning Lawyers

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John Kaptan
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John Kaptan
(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Pl
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate Planning, Elder, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
John was named “Most Inspiring Graduate,” of the Regent University School of Law for his Class. An Honors student, John earned the Ronald L. Fick Book Award for highest academic achievement in:
His outstanding performance in Real Estate Transactions, Property, Contract, and Criminal Law propelled him to finish in the top fifth of the class.
Beyond the books, John established himself as an effective justice-oriented advocate. He represented Virginia on 86 cases, including felony prosecutions, under Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. John interned for the Supreme Court of Virginia and assisted the Legal Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander for Transportation...
Lindsay Barton
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Lindsay Barton
(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place
Newport News , VA 23601
Newport News , VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years of experience
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Loyola Marymount University
Lindsay M. Barton is an associate focusing her practice and providing client guidance in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, and miscellaneous legal matters.

Lindsay graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. While at Berkeley, Lindsay was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and had the fortunate experience of working and studying in Spain where she gained command of the Spanish language and exposure to its cultural, political, and legal systems.

Lindsay received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. During her tenure at Loyola, Lindsay was distinguished as a top oralist and...
Mark Stevenson
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Mark Stevenson
(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years of experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Mark L. Stevenson is a skilled attorney and short-sale negotiator barred in Virginia , North Carolina, and Michigan. Currently, his practice focuses on Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business matters on the Peninsula.

Prior to joining Hanger Law, he spent three years processing and successfully negotiating short sales in some of the hardest hit regions of Michigan, including Flint and metro Detroit. Mark prides himself on facilitating deals with multiple parties to achieve positive results for clients.

A local, Mark graduated from Tallwood High School and went on to get a B.S. in Chemistry at Old Dominion University, graduating cum laude, and...
Jeana McMurray
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Jeana McMurray
(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place
2nd Floor
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years of experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Regent University School of Law
Jeana P. McMurray is an experienced litigator with a strong background in matters of real estate, title, foreclosure, landlord tenant, collections, contracts, wills, estates, and business disputes. Jeana prides herself on being able to swiftly resolve matters for her clients using both alternative dispute resolution and tactful litigation when the situation calls for it.

Jeana has been in private practice representing homeowners, mortgage lenders, loan servicers, banks, landlords, business owners, and families since 2012 and has handled matters ranging from complex mortgage disputes to simple will or deed drafting. Jeana takes a personal interest in each of her clients ensuring...
Sean Reilly
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Sean Reilly
(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place , 2nd Floor
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years of experience
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Regent University
Sean provides legal counsel to clients when they have a need for guidance on any matters involving Real Estate, Estate Planning, or Business Structuring. He works closely with clients to understand the unique issues they are facing and to customize a solution for their individual needs. Prior to joining Hanger Law, Sean was a commercial real estate broker and specialized in negotiating leases and purchase contracts for retail developments and Class A office space. With nearly a decade of real estate experience as a REALTOR®, Sean brings to Hanger Law his extensive real estate knowledge and unique perspective on the...
Hunter Hanger
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Hunter Hanger
(757) 351-1510 760 McGuire Place
Newport News, VA 23601
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Regent University School of Law
Unlike most attorneys, Hunter Hanger entered the legal field to be around people. His primary motivator is to see clients empowered through understanding, and protected by an assertive legal advocate.

Prior to practicing law, he worked in DC on Capitol Hill and in Real Estate in Los Angeles, CA. A natural activator, Hunter works tirelessly to get transactions moved to closing in a timely and exact manner.

Entering Real Estate Law during a significant market downturn, Hunter cut his teeth negotiating short sale deficiencies against Big Banks. The key to success requires skilled navigation of large bureaucracies and mastery of the...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Anna Drake Dunkum
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years of experience
827 Diligence Drive
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Elon University
Anna focuses her practice on individual consumer and business bankruptcies, tax compliance and controversy, corporate and business law, and estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, P.C., Mrs. Dunkum was Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina- Greensboro Division. Mrs. Dunkum is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as all courts in the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Tax Court. ...
George Gorman
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George Gorman
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(757) 223-4130 744 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Ste. B
Newport News, VA 23606
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law
George Gorman is a seasoned corporate attorney with substantial experience in a wide variety of legal matters. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has also successfully handled numerous arbitrations and mediations. George has had the privilege of representing large corporations and international businesses in multi-million dollar cases as well as small companies, entrepreneurs, and other individuals facing a variety of complex legal issues. George's experience includes complex civil litigation, corporate law, wills, trusts, and estates. He has successfully represented large and...
Harry W Jernigan III
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Harry W Jernigan III
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(757) 223-9000 827 Diligence Dr
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Harry Jernigan - Founder and CEO of Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, PC., a dual practice of accounting and law with offices located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Richmond, Virginia.
Eleanor Weston Brown
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years of experience
(757) 223-4464 12350 Jefferson Ave., St
e. 300
Newport News, VA 23602
Estate Planning and Tax
Erin Elizabeth Hieronimus
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 223-4500 12350 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23602
Estate Planning, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Lisa Marie Moore
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 873-7700 606 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Darrell James Miller
Newport News, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 595-0123 12610 Patrick Henry Dr
Newport News, VA 23602
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
Rob Elliott
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Rob Elliott
Yorktown, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 898-4805 7100 George Washington Memorial Highway
Building B, Suite 9
Yorktown, VA 23692
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
You're never too young or too old to start thinking about the legacy you will leave behind. Estate planning is necessary for the very young and the very old. It's necessary for those with many assets, and those with few. It's necessary for single people and married couples, with kids and without. Too many people think estate planning is for "someone else." But the reality is that estate planning is for everyone. It's not about your death, it's about the lives of those you love. We use a unique life-stage approach to estate planning; we consider your needs...
Patrick C. Murphrey
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Patrick C. Murphrey
Poquoson, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years of experience
(757) 659-1233 400 City Hall Avenue
Suite B
Poquoson, VA 23662
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Regent University School of Law
Mr. Sheldon C. Worrell III
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Mr. Sheldon C. Worrell III
Hampton, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years of experience
(757) 251-7265 101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
University of Richmond School of Law
Paul Robert Asercion
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Paul Robert Asercion
Hampton, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 723-7742 5 West Queens Way
Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23669
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Andrew 'Andy' Hook
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Andrew "Andy" Hook
Suffolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(757) 399-7506 5806 Harbour View Blvd.
Suite 203
Suffolk, VA 23435
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Virginia School of Law
Andrew H. “Andy” Hook is the president of Hook Law Center, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate, tax, retirement and financial planning, long-term care planning, asset protection planning, special needs planning, business succession planning and personal injury settlement consulting. A 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Hook is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Hook is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law...
Letha Sgritta McDowell
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Letha Sgritta McDowell
Suffolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 399-7506 5806 Harbour View Blvd.
Suite 203
Suffolk, VA 23435
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
University of Maine - School of Law
Letha Sgritta McDowell is an attorney with Hook Law Center who works primarily with the firm’s North Carolina clients. Her practice includes the areas of elder law, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, long-term care planning, and tax law. Ms. McDowell is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine’s School of Law.

Ms. McDowell is an Elder Law Attorney certified by the National Elder Law Foundation and Board Certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. McDowell...
Richard L. Ferris
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Richard L. Ferris
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years of experience
(757) 220-8114 460 McLaws Circle, Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Ohio Northern University
I am often asked “Why don’t people seriously plan their estates?” I’ve heard many different reasons over 40 years as an Estate and Trust Planning attorney. The most common reason, I believe, is at one time or another, we tend to PROCRASTINATE. Why? Because we think that acting – doing something now – will produce more pain (and cost) than not doing anything. As I explain to clients, look at estate planning as LIVING PLANNING – just as you would plan a vacation, retirement or wedding. In fact, it is your attempt to use...
Michael Bruce Hamar
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Michael Bruce Hamar
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years of experience
(757) 622-2008 520 W 21st St
2nd Floor, Suite J
Norfolk, VA 23517
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Virginia School of Law
Bar and Court Admissions: Virginia State Bar (1977) and Alabama State Bar (1977); State Bar of Texas (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1984) Education: University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction (1974); University of Virginia, J.D. (1977)
Ellen Charlotte Carlson
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(757) 320-0526 The Wells Fargo Center, Suite 1800
440 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I've represented creditors, trustees and debtors during my years of practice. In my bankruptcy practice, my greatest satisfaction comes from coaching the person who is in despair over finances to a fresh start and a more promising future. In my family practice, it's helping folks with children build new futures for those children that are as safe and nurturing as possible. Both practices require patience, knowledge and a strong ability to take many puzzle pieces scattered hither and yon and put them back together to achieve the optimum outcome - and I DO that!
William Bray
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William Bray
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years of experience
(757) 903-2665 485 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Lamont Demetrius Maddox
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Lamont Demetrius Maddox
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(757) 454-2045 Wells Fargo Center
440 Monticello Ave, Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA 23510
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Securities
College of William and Mary
Lamont Maddox focuses his practice on general business law matters, such as business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, contracts, leases, e-commerce and corporate governance. As a former business owner, Mr. Maddox understands the needs and objectives of business owners; he was president and founder of Maddox Technology, Incorporated, a computer consulting firm serving small and moderate size businesses, for over 10 years.
Michael G. Montgomery
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Michael G. Montgomery
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 220-8114 460 McLaws Cir.
Ste. 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Michael G. Montgomery is a Principal at Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC who has practiced law in Virginia since 1996. Mike has represented a range of individual and corporate clients in practice areas such as wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, commercial and general business transactions, corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales, dissolutions, commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation, including landlord-tenant matters and title disputes, civil litigation and administrative (state agency) matters, bankruptcy and other general civil matters. He has been able to bring value to clients by using often overlapping experiences in these areas to...
Brandon Thomas Bybee
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Brandon Thomas Bybee
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years of experience
(757) 568-0090 P.O. Box 9528
Norfolk, VA 23505
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Brandon is a lifelong Virginian who grew to love Hampton Roads during his time at Christopher Newport University. After graduating from "CNU," Brandon attended law school at the University of Richmond. There, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law & Technology as well as the President of the Moot Court Board. During law school Brandon interned at a large civil defense firm in Norfolk. After graduating Brandon worked briefly as an Associate there before deciding that he could better help the community by working for Employees, Plaintiffs, and Small Businesses.

Brandon's practice focuses on employment law, family law,...
Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro
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Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro
Suffolk, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years of experience
(757) 399-7506 5806 Harbour View Blvd.
Suite 203
Suffolk, VA 23435
Estate Planning and Elder
Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro is a Shareholder of Hook Law Center, P.C. practicing in the areas of elder law, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, financial planning, guardianships and conservatorships. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Ms. Laymon-Pecoraro handled estate planning documents for members of the United States Department of the Army and has been involved in the legal representation of several large corporations.
Rhiannon M. Hartman
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Rhiannon M. Hartman
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 220-8114 460 McLaws Cir.
Ste. 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Rhiannon Hartman focuses her practice on estate and business planning . She enjoys assisting clients in the event of life changes of every kind, including for their children’s or grandchildren’s futures, or upon the death of incapacity of a loved one.

She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Rhiannon was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board and the Career Services Advisory Board. She also served as a Manuscripts Editor of the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest.
Elizabeth Barefoot Vinson
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Elizabeth Barefoot Vinson
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 258-0362 1311 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
Trey T. Parker
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Trey T. Parker
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 220-8114 460 McLaws Cir.
Ste. 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Whitney Christine Howe-Mendoza
Joint Base Langley-eustis, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years of experience
(757) 764-3277 633d ABW/JA
Joint Base Langley-eustis, VA 23665
Estate Planning, Consumer, Criminal and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Emily Faye Schools
Hampton, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years of experience
(757) 275-0080 30 West Queen's Way
Hampton, VA 23669
Estate Planning, Consumer, Education and Elder
St. Mary's University School of Law
Steven Jay Harwood
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(757) 623-6500 150 Boush St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Patrick W. Herman
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(757) 446-8621 500 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Estate Planning and Tax
William Mason
Norfolk, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 622-4686 256 W Freemason St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Jeremy C. Johnson
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 220-9800 1100 Professional Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Louis Ray Hollowell
Chesapeake, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 827-7333 3309 Morningside Dr
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Estate Planning and Business
Spencer Baxter
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(757) 220-9800 1100 Professional Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Helena Sue Mock
Williamsburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(757) 969-1900 461 McLaws Circle Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Estate Planning
Samantha Bohannon
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Samantha Bohannon
West Point, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(804) 843-3656 704 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Appalachian School of Law
Samantha Bohannon focuses her practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before opening her own firm, Mrs. Bohannon served as a Magistrate for Region Six, which includes Richmond, Henrico, New Kent, Williamsburg, York/Poquoson, James City, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, King William, West Point and Charles City. Mrs. Bohannon's prestigious position has given her a unique understanding on probable cause and common errors law enforcement officers typically make. Often times law enforcement has more than enough evidence to convict you, but that doesn't mean you're guilty. Not only is it the...

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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.

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